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Sep 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> this is 9 news now. >>> i'm jc hayward. thanks for joining us. council chairman vincent gray won the democratic mayoral primary unseating mayor fenty. gray is holding a news conference right now. so let's get right to it. kristin fisher is standing by at the washington hotel in northwest washington. >> reporter: after a wild night of waiting for all the returns to come in, we are moments away from hearing from vince gray. we're expecting him to discuss the next steps for his campaign. he will be on the ballot in the november general election, but keep in mind there is no republican challenger, so gray will almost certainly be dc's next mayor, barring something absolutely crazy from happening from now until then. gray beat fenty by seven points. it was 53% to 48%, which is closer than the polls predicted. we are waiting for 10% of the returns to come in, but the voting broke down geographically. here's how fenty took wards one, two, three and six. that's predominantly northwest, central dc, georgetown, dupont, captiol hill, chinatown and gray took four, five, seven, eight and
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
shoot him? any time there is use of deadly force by police officers, it's a long investigation and that will go through the investigative process. >> based on the information that we had, we believe that it was -- that the hostages' lives were in danger. >> where was he shot? >> i don't know the answer to that? >> [ inaudible ] >> i don't know the order in which he went down and the explosive device went off. >> was he becoming more agitated? >> we were talking to him for several hours and he had a wide range of emotions during the discussions. >> and what was the [ inaudible ] of the discovery building? >> i don't have all of that information but i know that he had some history with the folks at discovery channel and i believe in fact that there -- that he was arrested here a couple of years ago and so we -- there is some history between he and the discovery folks i don't have any information on the condition suspect. i don't have any information on the condition of the suspect. it was just a few minutes before the shooting happened. >> what time did the shooting happen? >> 4:48.
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
stealing stuff. >> reporter: but the bags only have zip ties and a revolver. the same zip ties he used to tie the hands of carr and his girlfriend. then he used the gun to shoot him to death. >> it was senseless. >> senseless and cruel. i'm so sad. >> reporter: again, that was brittany morehouse reporting. in june, dave patent was arresting for assaulting steven carr outside this home. his court date was set for this thursday. he is now charged with second degree murder and is in fairfax jail without bond. >>> just hours from now polls will open and the mayor is in trouble. he is trailing. and tonight both men are chasing last minute votes and our own gary nurenberg was chasing both of them. he was on the campaign headquarters on 6th street to bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: you talk about in a few hours the polls are going to open. for many of the campaign workers on both sides, it's no sleep until the polls close tomorrow night. outside gray headquarters here, we asked why are you guys doing at this hour? the answer loading and unloading what appears to be hundreds of pounds of cam
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> this is 9 news now. >>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thanks for joining us. our 9 news now team called it. our weather team said we were going to have storms and storms we have had. and they have been causing problems because there are pockets in our region dealing with flooding. the driver of a car in annandale, taking a look right now at the picture, he had to be rescued. he was in deep water. the question remaining is, how much longer before it's over. so let's get to our meteorologist howard who has more on the day's storm alert. >> jc, tropical rains have been phenomenal. they are letting schools out and i doubt they will be going again tomorrow down there. the back edge and western sections pull in to west central virginia. in a few hours we will start to see a lull. we are not done with the rain yet. the tropical connection going to the atlantic and looks like another wave may be forming so that more rain could be tonight in to tomorrow. and with all of the rain we have had, the light greene county, the entire metro region, southern maryland, culpeper, up to pennsylvania,
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the military. and now as andrea tells us, gay rights groups worry they may have missed a crucial opportunity. she is live in the newsroom with more on the vote. andrea. >> that vote was a major defeat for senate democrats and gay rights advocates. many saw this bill as the last chance to overturn the law before the november elections. >> democrats were counting on republican susan collins to break ranks and support the bill. she changed her mind at the last minute. >> i think we should welcome the service of these individuals. but i cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down the debate and preclude republican amendments. >> with the 56 to 43 vote, the democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to move forward and ultimately lift the ban on gays serving in the military. >> this year, a year when we have forces engaged in ground combat as we speak, it's not the year for the senate to suddenly say no, we're not going to pass this kind of legislation. >> another setback for the bill, president obama's pick for common of the marine c
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. great to have you with us here on "the early show." >> it's tuesday. beautiful day outside. i'm harry smith. a lot of people looking at what's going on out in the atlantic. already established igor is a category 4. julia is now a hurricane, as well. they're making their way westward through the atlantic. we'll keep an eye on where they're heading. igor, unfortunately, has got a real bead on bermuda. and our dave price, dr. science himself, will be along in a few minutes to explain exactly where those storms are headed. >> dr. science or dr. weather. a little bit of both. first we turn to politics this morning. the tea party and voter anger. there are more primary lessons today around the country and tea party candidates are hoping to upset more established republicans. cbs news correspondental correspondent nancy cordes is in washington with the latest. >> reporter: good mor
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
repair. use the 14th street bridge, roosevelt or key bridge. the traffic from 123 is being diverted away from the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a suspect in two stabbings and hammer attack in leesburg, virginia. his attorneys expect pro
CBS
Sep 11, 2010 8:00am EDT
of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new york is just one way that this year is different. the atmosphere
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
ambulance accident investigation that continues. we will have more on that coming up. use route 4 as the alternate. take you to the northbound trip on 95 in virginia. slow between the prince william parkway and 123 and approaching the fairfax county parkway. 395, drivers are also stuck in a delay stretching from edsall to seminary. 270 southbound is how we will wrap up. marylanders right now more drivers are hitting the road. we are tracking them from germantown road to 370. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. treasury secretary, timothy geithner will testify later today before lawmakers. the obama administration is taking a tougher stand with china. lawmakers say china exporters have an unfair price advantage making it harder for for american companies to compete the u.s. >>> a relief well could be completed today at the site of the largest oil spill in the nation's history. the broken well that caused the spill in the gulf of mexico could finally be sealed for good by sunday. it has been capped since mid july. >>> new figures were just
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm EDT
have a news story or tip for us, we want to hear from you, so contact us and be part of the wusa9.com team. >>> now a commuter alert for drivers who use that south capital street bridge. starting in less than two hours, d dot is closing the bridge for the entire weekend. that means all the traffic lanes will close down at 9:00 and not reopen until 5:00 a.m. on monday. now there will be more nighttime closings all the way through the end of this month. sidewalks, however, will stay open during the work. it's all part of repair and rehab on that bridge. >>> but that is not the only bridge closed, what are you talking about here? >> that's right, derek. the chain bridge less than an hour will be shut down for vehicle, bike, and foot traffic. it will stay that way throughout the weekend. so you have outdoor plans, you will be out of luck. it will reopen 8:00 monday morning. now talking about late traffic this evening, it is still happening on the west side of town to the temple below speed all the way and the pace picks up towards i-95. now we are going to wrap it up on 270, easing up a b
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am EDT
using edgewood lane as an alternate. on the outer loop, everything is moving clearly here. the live shot at university a great example of that. we are tracking the 495 drive in virginia where you are losing lanes on the interloop due to construction. that should be clearing in the next half hour or so and you want to watch for roadwork between route 7 making your way to the dulles toll road. switch over to 395, nice and quiet. lanes are wide open past duke street. before that, 95, drivers are moving at speed from fredericksburg past the prince william parkway to the springfield spore change. back to you. >>> everything shook except the floor. now we know what sparked that deadly explosion just near san francisco overnight. pacific gas and electric says one of gas lines erupted. at least one person was killed and 50 homes were destroyed. the entire neighborhood has been evacuated, and hours after the blast several people are missing and feared dead. >> supposed to be in the er at 11:00 and i can't show because i can't find my daughter. >> there's a like a big boom that shook my house
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 3:05am EDT
one's location on the earth. sailors use it when they're lost at sea. cosmologists use it when we're just plain lost. and it just happens to be the same math used with sundials. agent sinclair, you just happen to be talking to two card-carrying members of the north american sundial society. oh. let the good times roll. of course, for this to work now, you're going to need more than one photograph. just so happens... there you go. you're sure these time stamps are accurate? we think so. we need to measure the length of the pole as well as the shadows. well, the basketball hoop looks like it's regulation height. ten feet. yeah, and those are bricks right. on that driveway. bricks? how does that help? well, they're the same size. it allows us to measure the movement of the shadows. by measuring the length of the shadows against the bricks and then factoring in the exact times that these two images were snapped, the equation can then determine the altitude of the sun on a grid. then by mathematically overlaying these images, i can provide to you, with certainty, latitude and longitude do
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
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Sep 27, 2010 7:00pm EDT
every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. now practice clears forest and uses explosives to essentially blow the top off of mountains and then machines go in to sweep out the coal. the land left behind is dumped in to valley and covers up streams. >>> members of a kansas-based church known for protesting military funerals are planning to be in our area next week. it's the west burrow baptist church and they are planning to protest in silver spring. looney was killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan earlier this month. >>> and the pentagon says it spent $47,000 to destroy almost 10,000 copies of a book which it claims threatens national security. it is called "operation dark heart spy craft." it had been scheduled to come out on august 31st but the pentagon officials stood by and watched as copies of that first edition were cut in to shreds and recycled. >> think it is possible that things got out there, and d.o.d. had concerns about and the publisher warned them about potential. >>> he says he cleared the book with the army when he signed the publishing con
CBS
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
thank you for joining us. we begin with breaking news in the district. there has been a drive-by in northeast. three people including two teens have been shot. one of the teenagers believed to be seriously wounded. other teen was struck in the foot. witness says several people were in the area of 53 and clay streets when shots were fired. prince george's county police are investigating a rash of strong armed robberies tonight. victims all university of maryland student being mugged by several people. walking at night in a group no guarantee that you will be safe. >> it's scary. it really is. it's something you have to keep an eye out for. >>> the muggings are putting some students on edge. last friday three umd students getting into a car at this hotel at baltimore avenue and berwyn road are attacked by three suspects. >> very scary knowing it's that close to home and it happens more often this semester than in the past. >>> two days later five crooks jumped three students at a bus stop. and a week later this past saturday morning a student walking on hartwalk and princeton avenue i
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 6:30pm EDT
mitt romney and mike huckabee. >> the small elite don't get us. they call us whacky. they call us wing nuts. we call us "we the people." (cheers and applause) >> reporter: delaware's new republican senate nominee was at home in this crowd of social conservatives. but even as she preached a return to fiscal conservatism, o'donnell's own unorthodox spending habits were starting to come under heavy scrutiny. staffers on her previous campaign for senate and o'donnell's own financial filings reveal that the unemployed o'donnell used campaign funds to pay for meals, gas, bowling trips, and personal rent, even long after the campaign had ended. >> i've never seen a candidate who just stole all their campaign money and used it for personal use. what it seems like here is christine o'donnell had no other way to support herself so she thought, okay, i'll run for u.s. senate. >> reporter: the nonpartisan watchdog group citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington is urging the u.s. attorney in delaware to open a criminal investigation. >> it's not sloppiness, it's out-and-out theft.
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: others took it in stride. >> they have to do what they want to do. i should have been using my bluetooth. >> reporter: this is happening across the street from the renaissance hotel where today the transportation secretary will be hosting his distracted driving summit. >> last year, 5500 people died as a result of distracts driving and more than a half a million were injured as a result of distracted driving. we need to do better in america. we need to take personal responsibility and so we're just trying to draw attention to it in washington with our distracts driving summit. >> reporter: most people agree that the key to cutting back on distracted driving is enforcement. today, at least at this check point, police are on in it in full force. the challenge is finding the time and the manpower all day, every day. in washington, kristin fisher, 9news now. >> you can join channel 9's fight against distracted driving. our campaign is called the great hangup. go to wusa9.com and take the pledge. not to talk or text on the phone while you're behind the wheel. >>> senators have launc
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
area. look at where you live. a lot of green on the maps. that tells us that drivers are moving at speed. 95 northbound you are all clear. route 1 to the mixing bowl, all clear. 95 and bw parkway smooth sailing from 198 to powder mill. 270 southbound. we are stacking up a bit. starting to approach that 109 area making your way to germantown road. and finally wrap it up with dc 295, no problems from the beltway to the 11th street bridge. this is a live shot at eastern avenue. back to you. >>> right now we are following breaking news along the border of southeast washington in prince georges county. police are searching for carjacking suspects who fired their guns at police. there was a carjacking this morning in suitland, maryland. police chased the suspects in to the district and that's where they shot at the officers. no one was hurt. two are in custody right now but the manhunt is not over. we are keeping an eye on this for you and of course we will bring you any updates as we get them. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the chesapeake gets
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
, this is action from last night. it moved away from us thankfully. we are left fairly quiet. a touch of fog in the mountains and temperatures are in the 60s to low 70s. 73 here in washington. 71 southern maryland. low to mid-60s across the shenandoah valley. 84 by noon and highs 90 to 95. slight chance of a storm. angie? >>> good morning. right now we have one tieup to tell you about as we enter the 5:00 hour and it takes us over to silver spring, maryland. this is where we is debris in the road. this is 185 northbound at viers mill and we are losing a right lane. outer loop, things appear to be moving well outside. from 95 to 270, not tracking major delays at this time. hey, 66, going eastbound you are okay. from centreville to the beltway, no incidents or accidents along the way. and 395 you are all clear, too. that's where we wrap it up from 95 to the 14th street bridge. looks like smooth sailing. andrea, over to you. >> thank you. >>> this morning some people's alarm clocks may not billion be going off because they are waiting if the power to come back on after last night's thund
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
quickly between close-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped i
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
at the speeds for most part. but we're starting to use the brakes duke to seminary. and 495 in virginia, no incidents to report are. back to you. >>> right now we're following breaking news. we've received word of a shooting on capitol hill and c streets. right now they set up a command post. one person has been transported to the hospital. we don't know who was shot or y we have a crew headed to the scene. and we'll bring you any new details as soon as we get them. >>> here's a quick look at some of the stories happening today. virginia's governor will decide whether to grant clemency to teresa lewis. she's on death row for plotting the deaths of her husband and stepson. >>> boards of you'll inside the and continental airlines will vote on their merger. uniteddest coast shub at dulles -- hub is at dulles airport. >>> as the world turns ends his show after 30 years. >>> imagine adding two more hours to your morning commute. that is what some new studies is suggesting will happen when a new defense building will open its doors. there's a potential traffic nightmare. >> to ask us
CBS
Sep 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
week. ♪ ...is folgers in your cup >> pelley: con men used to travel town to town hawking medical remedies said to be made of chinese snakes. snake oil was useless and dangerous. so the f.d.a. was created to put a stop to it and other food and drug scams. but today, quack medicine has never been bigger. in the 21st century, snake oil has been replaced by bogus therapies using stem cells. stem cells may offer cures one day, but medical charlatans on the internet are making outrageous claims-- that they can reverse the incurable, from autism to multiple sclerosis to every kind of cancer. desperate people are being bilked out of their life's savings. as we first reported last april, we've been looking into this surging crime, and we found there is no better window on how it works than the practice of a man who calls himself "doctor," a man named lawrence stowe. stowe has been unaware that, some of his patients have been working with "60 minutes." one of those patients is steven watters, a college administrator in lufkin, texas, who, six months before we met him, received maybe the wo
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 7:00am EDT
folks who were there and experiencing it. woody baker kohn joining us from the american red cross along with adam broadway who saw the explosion as it happened. good to have you with us. woody, if you could, give us an idea at this point, what are the immediate needs for folks in the area? >> well, those that got out of the area, the fire department and police department were quick in getting people out. we then assessed anybody that had injuries that needed treatment. people that were maybe missing life-sustaining medications, things of that nature. and then we quickly set up a couple of shelters to house people overnight, brought in some mental health professionals as well as some nursing staff to help with the medical needs and so forth. so, we've now got them in shelters. many of them had places to go of their own, friends and family. >> luckily. it's amazing, considering the time of day, just around dinner time, with flames that were hot enough to crack the windshields of a fire truck. amazing there wasn't more damage, that we're not hearing about more injuries and deaths. ad
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
warning for all of us using smart phones. >> the popularity of the iphone, the droid, incredible, all of those smart phones, driving sales of apps but we want to load up the greatest and latest applications but before you do, you should know there is a down side to that down load. more and more are cell phones are serving needs like little computers but that transition is opening us up to new cyberthreats. >> we down load an a, you are giving tremendous access to your phone, to your contacts, to maybe your location so your pictures, some personal information. >> reporter: jewels heads up a consumer privacy group and says consumers need to be aware of the risk when down loading an app. >> it is certainly buyer beware. the other day i discovered my battery meter was requesting my location. what was it doing with my location. >> reporter: it may doing more than tracking your movements. droid 09 created dozens of fake banking applications to trick people in to giving up user names and password and they found one if five android applications has the ability to give away private information pu
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
. house holds bullet cut back on credit card use for the 23rd month in a row. that is a drag on the economy have which is powered by consumer spending. >>> when we think of customizing a car we may think of rims and spoilers but eyelashes, meet car lashes they atrap above the head lights and they are selling out. the first 2,000 are gone and another 10,000 orders on file. the cost 25 there's a pair. you can also buy eye liner for your car for $20. >> why do i want that? >> i don't know. some people like it for the vw bug. it's cute. >> okay. >> okay. >> personality. >> what do you have in the next half hour? >> we have today's money saver. today we will save you cash at the seafood section of the grocery store. >> you can save cash by not buying eyelashes for your car. something for everyone, right. thank you, jess. >>> virginia governor has released details of his plans to privatize the liquor industry. the he says the state can raise a half billion dollars by selling the abc stores and take in $230 million a year by auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses. the bulk will go to grocery and
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
take it. it is in the 50s well north and west. most of us in the 60s to 70s south. the day at a glance 67 at 9:00. watch out for some pockets of heavy rain at times this morning. it is 5:00 a.m. how are the roads? >> as you said the rain is a good thing but not fun to drive in, especially when you run in to an accident. we have one right now we are looking at. bw parkway at landover road. the crash is a report. no major delays associated with this one yet, but beaware of that if you are heading out that way. take it extra slow wherever you go. as we head out to our live camera and see how the wet roads are affecting the commute on 270, it is wet and people are taking it slower but all lanes are open father hurley to the split. virginia commuters, good morning to you as you head 66 from route 50 the the beltway. a-okay. no incidents or accidents to report. and same on 95 and 395. all lanes are open, as well. be extra careful out there and heading to work this morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, this morning big changes await commuters who travel to the pentagon metro st
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
we're going to turn to lindsey mastis. catch us up. >> well lesli, why is terry jones calling it off? he insisted that it is not from all the pressure that he has received. he plans to burn that in response to the islamic center that will be built near ground zero in new york city. now he claims that it is not going to happen. therefore he won't burn the koran. >> i will be flying up there on saturday to meet with them at the ground zero mosque. he has agreed to move the location. that of course could not happen overnight. >> i have made this morning contact with the office of the mosque. and i got the commitment to fly up to new york and to meet with him in the company of jones. to wisconsin and to come to the location of relocating the mosque. up in new york, he will not bargain over the sight of the planned new york city mosque near ground zero. me says he is not going to bargain that. the video that you're looking at now, even though they say they are not going to burn the koran, there are already movements around the world in response to the near mission that you're looking
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Sep 26, 2010 11:00am EDT
situation is that in the effort to combat possible use of anthrax by a terrorist organization, we've seen an enormous expansion and proliferation of laboratories and personnel who are allowed to work with these so called select agents of which anthrax is one of them. and as security has been lax and oversight has seen accidents and mistakes and lack of event controls, what you have is a real life situation that is far less safe than i think we were a few years ago. and as the government activities proliferate, the chance that terrorists or someone disturbed such as the man is fbi thought was behind the attacks, those chances increase. in a very real sense, i think we're less safe today than ever. >> how is it that historically, it was the government in charge of this biological research. how is it that so much of it has shifted to industry? >> after the anthrax attacks of 2001, the government put in place a lot of programs, government funding such as bioshield and opened it up to private sectors who had the experience, field operation, vehicles, where field testing could take place a
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Sep 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
many of us are doing this now that we're in the new reality. >> there is a different vantage point of "discovery" there in the middle of silver springs. people, employees, who evacuated there quickly about 1:00, 130, after all of this started, still some waiting to get back in. we understand that the police have units and making sure there are no other dangerous explosives. this suspect was believed to have brought in boxes and backpacks with him and they're checking those out and probably canvassing the entire building to make sure that it is safe before people go back inside to collect some of their valuable that they need. >> and there is no timetable for this because their job is to make sure the building is safe and not to make sure people can come in, get their purse and keys and get their cars. so this could be something that goes on for some time as well. we heard from the battalion chief from montgomery county, they're literally going to go floor to floor, room to room, to try to identify any potentially dangerous items. and if they come across something, it is their job t
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
slammed into a restaurant. >> our gary nurenberg spoke with some witnesses. he joins us live now from northwest. gary. >> reporter: we're in the busy adams morgan section at the town and the sometimes confusing intersection of 18th, florida and vernon. these two pedestrians let me show you where they were hit. there is a median. that's where the two women were. this couple heard the screeching of tires and looked up to see the car turning on to florida from 18th. >> it appeared that the car was trying to avoid another car that was coming i think across florida avenue. the driver of the silver car lost control of the car, jumped the curb, hit two pedestrians and then crashed into the restaurant. >> reporter: those two pedestrians are women in their 20s. >> they were traumatic injuries. one of the females is what we call priority one which is serious and life-threatening. the other is not as bad but she's still classified as a trauma priority two. >> reporter: this family owns the restaurant. it had closed about 45 minutes before. >> i was worried because i knew my mother was inside the
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
thing will be to watch us instead getting information from your mom. the key here is paying attention in the next 24 hours if indeed you do have plans to head out to one of the local beaches this labor day weekend because as we know from this past weekend those rip currents can be very dangerous and very deadly when you have waves of this size farther out in the ocean. back to you, peggy. >> thanks so much, kristen. you can keep track of earl and any other tropical systems that develop by logging onto wusa9.com. click on weather to download our free hurricane tracker. >>> police in amsterdam are questioning two possible terror suspects after airline security discovered they packed some bizarre travel items, but the u.s. does not believe this was a dry run for a possible attack. a passenger on a united airlines' flight used his cell phone to record dutch police arresting the two. the men triggered a security scare after they found suspicious items in his bag. inside seven cell phones, one bound to a bottle of pepto- bismol. >> anytime anybody's got a whole bunch of cell phones taped to
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Sep 28, 2010 7:00am EDT
weather, including us here in new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> and we got soaked around here yesterday. good morning, everyone, i'm harry smith. of course in the midwest there's still a lot of cleanup and a lot of water piled up all over the place there. and the big story, then, turns out to be in southern california. california, a record-breaking heat wave making l.a. feel more like death valley. in downtown los angeles yesterday, thermometers topped out at 113 degrees, an all-time high. more than 30,000 customers lost power. and the l.a. department of water and power says it recorded its highest-ever demand for electricity. "early" show national correspondent hattie kauffman reports. >> reporter: talk about scorching. los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly, you can feel your skin searing in the heat of it. >> reporter: normally cool air blows in offshore but a high pressure system trapped the heat, which is not good news for
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
give us an idea of what it was? you said you couldn't work with the chairman. has that changed? you campaigned for mayor fenty. your candidate lost. can you give us any reaction? >> i don't think we went that far into discussion. we'll have those conversations a little later. >> he only had a comment about how to do things. why is that new when you just had to come in? >> you agree he has given the only comment? >> yes. >> there will be more meetings between the two. unless chancellor reed decides to leave, she'll be in place at least through the end of this year. still working for mayor fenty, well into next year after they take office, assuming they went to november's general election. >>> and you should know that there is talking anita, of the write-in campaign. it's a long shot, but there is a lot going on. >> what about rumors of her getting married this weekend? >> yes, we did follow her on to the elevator. >> yeah, we saw that. >> get this, we got a response from her fiance, we'll tell you what he had to say about that and her possibility of working somewhere else. >> lots ha
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? . >>> we have a huge store barreling in on the east coast but you have surprises in the forecast. >> yeah, we may have minimal ams around here. i know your dad is concerned. >> very concerned. >> one to three foot storm surge is all we will get an here. >> he was worried 25 in one to three. that's it. it will be hot again. no problems except the heat. this morning we will start with the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast. kids want to wear shorts again? let them. it will be plenty warm to start. 60s and 70s and we are climbing to the mid-90s again. we have been there all week. t 1 by noon and t 2 for the drive home. 3:00 and 4:00 is when we hit our high for the day. tonight, clear to partly cloudy, little muggy. 665 to 75 with light winds and then storm hazy sub. high clouds from earl. highs an 90 with a northwest wind at ten and head to annapolis and could be 20, 25 an by
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Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped the eight. the number of states that have banned texting while driving has risen to 30. the message still doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drivers. that is the big target audience here. a new survey shows that a majority of teenagers believe that drunk driving is more dangerous than texting behind the wheel. the reality is it's just as dangerous if not more so. in 2009 alone almost 5400 people consider killed by distracted driving. transportation secretary calls this a growing epidemic in our country. he tells me that this summit will help find a cure. >> thank you. we know distracted driving is a problem but what kind of solutions do we expect to come? do you have an idea? >> reporter: the answer seems to be two fold, awarement and enforcement. almost everybody seems to be on the same page. if you're caught texting and driving you will get a heavy fine. the key is how do you catch people doing this on a free way. law enforcement officers will be talking today about how do we especially force all of these new laws on the book in
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Sep 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
in an apartment building in northwest washington. it began just before 4:00 this morning. joining us by phone is kenneth crosswhite with dc fire and ems. chief, are you there? [ no audio ] >> we had him and we keep losing our connection. chief, can you hear me now? >>> all right. let's con with news. >>> police are looking for multiple suspects after a person was killed in a drive by shooting in northwest. it happened on 11th and u streets. 21-year-old jamal coats was killed when gunman approached his suv -- gunmen approached his vehicle. traffic on u street, 13th and surrounding streets were closed for several hours following the shooting. if you have any information in this case, you are asked to call the dc police department. arlington county has withdrawn from the secure communities immigration enforcement program. in a unanimous vote the board opted out of the program, which requires local law enforcement to handover fingerprints and other information of people taken in to police custody by federal law enforcement agencies but local enforcements are responsible for reporting sus
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Sep 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
saw its worst flooding in nearly 20 years. here, folks are used to the big sioux river rising after heavy rain but not like this. >> what went through my head, boy, i better get all my stuff. >> reporter: in western wisconsin, too, sunday a day for rummaging through water-logged homes and belongs. troy lives in the hard-hit town of arcadia. >> phone calls from friends letting me know flooding was occurring in arcadia. i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: wet fields will keep farmers from what they hoped would be an early harvest. even after these parts dry out, the flood threat continues. this high water will swell the mississippi river and could threaten iowa in early october. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. >>> a military tribunal will be held in the case of an american soldier charged in the grisly murders of civilians in afghanistan. the 22-year-old is charged with premeditated murders of of three civilians and photographing his alleged victims one of 12 soldiers charged with similar crimes. >>> today, supreme court justice kagan joins her new colleagues for t
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Sep 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
failed policies that got us in to this mess. >> reporter: recent polls show that the majority of americans support letting tax cuts for the healthy expire. it is concerning one group that could play a major role in the elections. tens of thousands of tea party activists hit the street on sunday. the group is counting on members to turn out in large numbers come november. >> this is a rebellion like i have never seen. i have never seen the people more engaged in their government. >> reporter: pub cabs argue raising taxes on the rich will only hurt the economy but the obama administration insists it has no choice. >> what we cannot afford to do is pass 700 billion additional dollars of tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. >> reporter: the tax debate could hit the house floor later this month. tara mergener, cbs news, washington. >>> law enforcement in calvert county are searching for people who fired in to the homes of several officers. the trooper was not home but his wife and 5-year-old child were inside. the deputy and his family were home when the shooting happened. dete
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Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> hello, i'm jc hayward. thanks for being with us. iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york for the annual general is assembly being held at the united nations. this comes as two americans are held in jail in iran. their mothers are asking for a face-to-face meeting with the iranian president. >> reporter: he was smiling for the meeting in new york, but the mothers of two hikers still in prison in iran would like their turn for a meeting. >> we are mothers. we are not politicians. and we are just very, very eager, clearly to have our children returned to us. >> the family members spoke at a news conference with sara shourd, who just returned after a year in custody in iran. shourd said until the two other hikers are leigh -- released, she does not feel relieved. >> this is not the time to celebrate. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh is crushing and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: a ahmadinej ad is attending conferences until the general assembly opens later in week but having him in town gives protestors a chance to
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Sep 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
somebody is telling us something that is not true. keep your comments coming. this is a cancellation of it burning. is that a victory for the radicals, perhaps, or what really is going on here? let us know. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. make sure to include your name and where you are writing us from. >>> from bad to worse, dc adrian fenty, two people have said that they were in their campaign, promising them jobs in exchange for their votes. >> one or two people who said that they have been offered $100 for their votes. what we did, or what she did meetly was contact the board of elections. as the general council asking for it to be investigated. >> this is a old political trick. you don't have a strong record to run -- strong record to run on, you run away with the allegations that are based for my opponents, that's pretty much respecting it in this election. but i don't think that the citizens will let him get away with it. >> the thing is, this is the no the first contriver -- not the first controversy. a fenty supporter was paid $100 to vote. >>> we ask police officers to keep us
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Sep 14, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to turn the machine on. people have told us that folks left, even workers at the precincts told us there were people who left who said they had to go to work and couldn't stay. >> reporter: and another allegations we are -- allegation here hearing are some republicans are showing up and being allowed to register as democrats and partake in the primary. they said they wouldn't allow that to happen. that's going to be part of this overall investigation. there are no lines on the inside and again we really can't explain that. normally there would be lines but it might be due to early voting in the district and it might be the fact that people became complacent and decided to sit this one out. we won't know until later. >> as the mayor points out if there's no lanes, maybe not so much incentive to keep the polls open late. let's ask this question. when will the board of elections make a decision as to whether the polls stay open late? there's only an hour to go before they close anyway. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. so we expect something before 8:00. and you know, normally when they
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Sep 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, using student test scores to evaluate teachers, even to set their pay, and firing teachers for poor performance. the head of the national education association, whose 3.2 million members make it the largest union in america, down played the difference and said he agrees with the president that the status quo is unacceptable. >> we support rigorous and fair evaluation systems. i can tell you educators don't want incompetent or ineffective teachers in the classroom. >> reporter: some advocates of education reform are urging the president to compromise with republicans if they take control of the house next year. you can bet that if he does that, his relations with the teachers unions will take a turn for the worse. katie? >> couric: chip, i know president is following the lead of other countries that do already have longer school years by about a month. how does he pro pose the do this? and how does he expect, or does he expect, to get blowback from parents and kids? >> reporter: absolutely, katie. it wouldn't be done by law. what they would do is encourage states and school districts
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Sep 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
morn >> easy there. good morning, everybody. >> good to have you with us this morning. more fallout from the jets locker room incident over the weekend, players speaking out, clinton portis saying you come to the locker room, basically should expect to be ogled a bit, spoken to hmm. >> lots of debate at lots of dinner tables. also conversation this morning about a couple of new remedies for people with love handles. you would believe you can freeze them off? >> i will try anything. >> we'll talk about that this morning, as well. we begin, though, this morning with politics as the tea party express bowls over more well-known republican candidates in tuesday's primary election. the biggest surprise, the senate primary in delaware. our congressional correspondent nancy cord des is in washington with the latest. nancy, good morning. >> good morning. the most stunning victory yet for the tea party and crushing blow to the republican party leaders who thought vice president biden's former senate seat would be an easy pick-up for them in the fall. not anymore. >> ladies and gentlemen, the
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Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
discovery workers will probably be using the red line. the trains are moving again through stations closed over the weekend. the tacoma silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont stations were shut down for required maintenance work. workers installed new track, safety lights and made other upgrades. >>> the white house is putting the finishing touches on a tax plan designed to help businesses and add jobs. the incentives would allow businesses to write off all new investments if plant and equipment until 2011. president obama assured labor day crowd in milwaukee the $50 billion program will not add to the deficit. >> i'm going to keep fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute to turn this economy around and put people back to work. >> reporter: with mid-term elections aapproaching some political observers say even democrats may have a tough time supporting any new plan aassociated with spending. >>> summer vacation ends today for a does -- dozen school districts in the virginia area. it is back to school. here's a rundown of who is going back to school
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Sep 18, 2010 8:00am EDT
critics during a speech in washington friday. >> will they attack us? yes. will they smear our back grounds and distort our records? undoubtedly. the small elite don't get us. they call us wacky. they call us wing-o nuts. we call us we, the people. >> reporter: as for palin, she urged the des moines crowd to stay for o cussed. >> there are better days ahead. november 2nd is just ahead and that's shaping up to be a great day for america. >> reporter: for o cuss o on this election, she said. not the next one. not yet. dean reynolds, cbs news, des moines. >>> joining us from washington, d.c., to talk about her political power oh, our political analyst john dickerson. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so she speaks last night at the dinner in des moines. what does this say about sarah palin 2012. >> it says she's keeping all of her options open. you know, she's running an insurgency here in the republican party but last night the dinner was an establishment event so she's kind of playing it both ways and going just fine for her at the moment. >> a takeaway line from last night, w
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Sep 17, 2010 2:05am EDT
only 20 million. can i get a small loan? >> sure. >> that is it for us tonight. thank you so much for joining us. >> we'll see you all for more in-depth celebrity coverage on the "insider" tomorrow. until then, good night from hollywood. >> today on the season premiere of the "the doctors", what you are about to see will change the way you eat. >> i am nervous about this experiment. >> all junk food. >> i am not eating this. >> you have to. >>i am serious. >> and no exercise. >> i feel terrible. >> dr. travis, addicted in under a week. >> i feel like throwing up. >> 10 pounds heavier, no energy and depressed. >> this is not the way i want to feel. >> they didn't take that long. today "the doctors" return, targeting our country's biggest epidemic, project unhealthy. >> just not worth it! ♪ ♪ doctor, doctor give me the news ♪ [ applause ] >> this is the first emmy win for "the doctors", outstanding informative talk show category since the premiere in 2008. "the doctors" have earned two daytime emmy nominationtion. >> as "the doctors", you guys rock. this is the hardest working
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Sep 28, 2010 4:00am EDT
, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emmanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. >> the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the time, the job was filled by longtime
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Sep 26, 2010 11:30am EDT
expecting rahm emanuel to leave the use to run for mayor of chicago. >> if rahm emanuel leaves, he will be the fourth of president obama's closest advisers to have left since july. question, after 20 months, is this presidential staff turnover normal? pat buchanan. >> this is not terribly unusual if you have a presidency in trouble. john, when you came into the white house, '71, john connolly came in, dave kennedy was out. nixon closed the goal window, let the dollar flow. he sent arthur burns to the federal reserve. they gunned the money supply to $23 billion deficits. that was enormously dramatic in terms of a change. this is nothing like that. rahm is going out there because there's an opening for mayor's office and secondly, because he has been hammered and had a bad time. but i don't think this is extraordinarily unusual. i don't see any signs of panic here. >> a vietnam war on his hands. >> nixon, our election was disappointing and he took that big move. john connolly was lyndon johnson's man that had taken texas away from him. that is a big, big -- >> how long did connolly serve?
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Sep 12, 2010 9:00am EDT
, big and small. but what's really bugging us? more and more places across the country folks would answer that question by cursing the name of a very tiny pest. the creature is so annoying it leaves the afflicted no choice but to call in the dogs and the experts as martha teichner will report in our cover story. >> reporter: meet man's best friends but a bed bug's worst enemies. >> good boy. >> reporter: if you've got bed bugs, bed-bug sniffing dogs are the most reliable way to find them. and we don't want to scare you but.... >> it's conceiveable that at some point everyone that you know will have dealt with them in one way or another. >> reporter: the bed bug blues. later this sunday morning. >> osgood: time machines that can take us back to the past are an impossibility according to many experts. they must not know about the machines our john blackstone will be showing us. >> reporter: many of the classic automobiles gathered at pebble beach are makes that disappeared decades ago. pierce arrow, packard, duesenberg, delage-- on the road again in a highly competitive beauty contes
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Sep 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
report declares the recession officially over. but many of us are not feeling it. even taking on the president himself. >> i'm one of your middle-class americans, and quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration. >> we'll talk live with one of president obama's closest economic advisers. >>> and fighting convention. they've taken over our homes and hotels. fears in stores. bed bugs are big business. we're live at the first-ever bed bug summit early this tuesday we're live at the first-ever bed bug summit early this tuesday morning, september 21st, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> another gorgeous morning here in the city, as it is almost fall. good morning, everybody, i'm harry smith. >> and i'm maggie rodriguez. unfortunately we begin this morning with some breaking news. the sad story out of afghanistan where it's been another deadly morning for nato troops, specifically our troops. nine coalition forces, all of them americans, died in a helicopter crash in the southern part of the country. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is in ka
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